COP26, Lockdown and ‘Jumping the Burn’

COP26, Lockdown and ‘Jumping the Burn’

Working in renewable energy I have a good understanding of the impact climate change is having, but the last 6 months have been a real eye opener, offering first-hand experience of the natural world we’re trying to save – and its right outside our doorstep. We live beside a small river, a ‘burn’ that runs …

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Pumped Storage Hydro, COVID-19 and a Green Recovery

Pumped Storage Hydro, COVID-19 and a Green Recovery

The past 5 months, since the Covid-19 crisis hit the world, has provided a glimpse of what the future energy balancing challenges could look like in the UK.  With a 20% reduction in energy demand from the closure of businesses, coupled with the highest penetration of renewable energy on record (67% of generation coming from renewable …

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COVID-19 Green Economic Recovery?

COVID-19 Green Economic Recovery?

The European Commission last week announced its green recovery plan from COVID-19 pledging that the economic recovery from the virus would ‘do not harm’ to the long-term climate change goals. This has set down a real marker for the rest of the world in terms of commitment to a Green COVID-19 recovery. The new green …

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UK Supply Chain For New Offshore

UK Supply Chain For New Offshore

Vattenfall and SSE last week released reports highlighting the shortcomings in the UK supply chain and other actions that would be needed for delivering the 40GW of offshore wind by 2030. The Vattenfall report ‘Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Supply Chain: Opportunities and Expectations Workshop’ was gathered from feedback from 580 companies over 20 events. …

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Lockdown Data Deluge

Lockdown Data Deluge

As PR and Media Manager I’m tasked with writing the company blog which today I am doing from my dining table in the living room, my makeshift office over the past 2 weeks. I’m also sharing the “office space” with my 10-year-old son as his home schooling classroom. My wife who runs her own hair …

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COVID-19 AND THE ENERGY SECTOR

COVID-19 AND THE ENERGY SECTOR

Across the world the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt, with over 100,000 deaths, huge disruption to industry and normal life as we know it. The centre of the outbreak has moved from China to Europe which is now recognised as the epicentre of the crisis. Italy has been seen the highest number …

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Net-Zero Hopes rest on Flexible Energy System

Net-Zero Hopes rest on Flexible Energy System

Last week the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) released its annual assessment calling for a clear plan for delivering the “world class infrastructure that the UK needs” This annual report gives an assessment on key infrastructure priorities for the forthcoming year covering  all sectors of economic infrastructure everything from flood risk to digital communications to energy …

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Renewable Energy: What’s the Cost?

Renewable Energy: What’s the Cost?

Last year, wind farms in the UK received £136m in payments to turn off production from their turbines. This was an increase of £8m over the previous year’s payments.  Due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy you cannot produce on demand; these shutdowns occur when the electricity network has no requirement for the power …

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Is the UK ready for the Energy Transition?

Is the UK ready for the Energy Transition?

A recently released report from Global Market Insights has projected that the PSH market will hit $400 Billion by 2026. Recent CO2 commitments from major governments across the world plus the electrification of heat and transport will create further growth in sustainable technologies such as wind and Solar. This by its very nature will increase …

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Keeping the Lights on: The Renewable Energy Dilemma

Keeping the Lights on: The Renewable Energy Dilemma

As the UK continues on its inexorable path to a carbon free energy world, the questions around how this is achieved and the paths that should be taken become ever more pertinent. With the continued closure of large, dirty coal plant, coupled with the drive towards the electrification of transport and heat, the UK’s peak …

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